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What Shining Hill Is That Republican City Built On?

Republicans like Ted Cruz have ignored the second part of John Winthrop’s metaphor of the emerging American nation as a shining city on a hill. Winthrop’s shining city was a much a warning as it was a prideful prophecy of American Exceptionalism. […]

Ted Cruz Skipped Work To Announce Presidential Candidacy

Yesterday, Ted Cruz took the day off work, and didn’t show up for an important confirmation vote in the U.S. Senate. Is this slack attitude toward work what he intends for his time in the Oval Office? […]

Fundamentalist Rick Santorum Expresses Concern at Emergence of Demographic Reservoir Tip

“We’ll repeal Obamacare and get rid of any idea that you have to have abortion coverage and contraceptive coverage. One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about is, I think, the dangers of contraceptives in this country. The whole sexual libertine idea. Many in the Christian faith have said, […]

Ted Cruz for President, the Pros and Cons

On the one hand, Ted Cruz has never been arrested for selling illegal drugs. On the other hand, Ted Cruz wants the federal government to sell off national parks. […]

What Is This Republican Diversity Rick Santorum Is Talking About?

The Republican Party’s idea of diversity is agreeing to disagree about whether to take big campaign contributions from the oil industry or military contractors first. […]

Sydney’s Voluptuous Buttocks For President

Yes, Sydney’s Voluptuous Buttocks is, or perhaps are, running for President of the United States in 2016. […]

Rick Santorum, Barack Obama, War, and Evil

Starting a war against Iran just when Iran is making serious efforts at establishing peace with the United States, would bring unnecessary death and destruction to huge numbers of human beings – and that’s not good. […]

Corruption: $25,000 For Breakfast With Chris Christie

How can Chris Christie engage in such blatant corruption while planning a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016? Chris Christie is betting that voters won’t be paying attention. […]

Jeb Bush PAC and Super PAC: Does This Look Like Coordination to You?

Jeb Bush Announcing that We're Launching the Right to Rise PAC on January 6 2015

“Right to Rise” is the name of both a Political Action Committee gathering campaign contributions for Jeb Bush to run for President, and of a Super PAC that is gathering unregulated campaign contributions to support the general idea of Jeb Bush running for President. Does that sound like a distinction without a difference to you? […]

Presidential Contender Jeb Bush Speaks to Ohio (Sponsored by 27 Lobbying Firms and Corporations)

Columbus Business First notes that Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush is headline the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, and that “Bush has been trying to consolidate support among possible donors and political leaders” in the populous swing state. What Columbus Business First doesn’t report is that the event has been sponsored […]

The MayDay Super PAC Returns

“Embrace The Irony.”

Remember that phrase? It was the phrase that Lawrence Lessig used to launch a big-money-gathering political action committee called the MayDay Super PAC in 2014. The publicly declared purpose of the big-money MayDay Super PAC was to … wait for it … get rid of big-money-gathering political action committees. What could go […]